index
Agency, 115, 154, 159
Alarcón, Cristian, 52–53
Althusser, Louis, 34
Amparos (summary trials), 132
Antívari (chemical product), 136
Arbitrariness, 17–22, 31, 72–73, 79–82,
87–90, 105, 109, 111, 115, 122, 167
Aroskind, Ricardo, 38
Arreglos (under-the-table deals), 129
Asamblea Permanente de Derechos
Humanos (apdh), 132
Asentamientos (squatter settlements),
37, 40, 158
Bachelard, Gastón, 14
Bajo Flores, 66, 68
Bandura, Albert, 114–15
bap (Buenos Aires Presente), 54–57,
101–7
Beckett, Samuel, 15, 29, 30–31, 72–74,
152
Bellomi, Flavia, 40, 42, 135, 162
Benefit, fetishism of the, 115, 125
Benzene, 136
Berazategui (power plants), 129
Blummer, Herbert, 29
Bolivia, 92, 136, 163
Boncosqui, Angélica, 129–33
Borges, Jorge L., ‘‘Funes, His Memory,’’ 13
Bourdieu, Pierre: on domination, 9, 19,
25, 34, 61–62, 80, 123, 147, 155; on
doxa, 14; on doxa of welfare, 123; on
instituted disorder, 111; Pascalian
Meditations, 25, 90; on strategy with-
out a strategist, 61–62; on waiting, 4,
19, 25–28, 62, 80, 90, 123, 155
Bourgois, Philippe, 43
Brinks, Daniel, 49
Brockovich, Erin, 129
Buenos Aires: evictions in, 48, 54–55;
incarcerations in, 50–51; informal
settlements in, 37; informal work in,
37; protests in, 63; welfare agency in,
10, 30
Bureaucracy: 6, 24, 60, 108–9; street-
level, 104; Weberian, 83
Bureaucrats, 6–7, 104–5, 156–57
Campito, El (squatter settlement), 162
Campo Santo, 33
Cancer, 18, 128–33, 136
Carlos Gardel (neighborhood), 52
Casablanca (film), 30
Casa tomada (squatter house), 60
Cash transfer program, 125
Cava, La, 52
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